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I am so struggling to loose 20-25 pounds.  I have lost 3 pounds so far.  However, on recommendations from my doctor I have started taking Alli.  I need to loose the 20-30 pounds especially because of a pinched nerve that now the weight is on is giving me hell.  Please if anyone tried Alli please tell me how it worked for you or did not work for you.  Just need feed back on it.  Thanks.

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      Ladisheets wrote Nov 4, 2009
    • hi, i have tried alli and i had good results. No problems as long as i followed my diet.I lost 20 pounds over several months. I have recently stopped alli and have not been eating as healthy as i should so i have put back on about 9. its so frustrating.

      i too have a pinched nerve,maybe more than one and i really need to get and keep the weight off.

       hope you have good results.




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      UK Girl wrote Nov 5, 2009
    • Brimstone join us in our group on Fab 40  http://fabulously40.com/group/id/weight-loss-after-forty and we also have a group on Spark People Fabbers against Flab – there are 41 members and we all motivate each other and the site is an excellent tool as others will testify.
      Taking a pill which makes you go to the toilet is just a quick fix and you'll always yo- yo joining us and starting a proper diet and health regime will turn your life round – we would love to have you join us.


      Ukgirl, Your links have been removed, please consider upgrading to premium membership.




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      Coralee Flug wrote Nov 5, 2009
    • I have been thinking about your post all day and wondering how can I help you. I was able to loose weight (13lbs) and have kept it off for 3 years and will continue to do so. I work with a wellness company and we have a really great website that changed the way I look at food and exercise. So I did not diet, I started exercising - not like a made women. I take the best vitamins on the market and we have a patented bar( 18 years research and 4 olympic athletes that use them to train) that allows your body to tap into and burn stored fat.

      Now can I say it was easy - NO, I don’t think anything that is easy usually is worth it. I had to change my relationship with food, Can I say it was worth HANDS DOWN. Size 12 to Size 4 in 2 months tends to cause celebration happy

      You are the 2nd person in a week who I have seen ask about Alli and I needed to see for myself if I am going to be good at what I do I think I need to know everything that is available. [Link Removed]

      I personally do not think a pill is the solution. I think a better avenue is join the support group, Find some exercise you like to do and an accountability buddy. Change your relationship with food - Dieting is really just DIE with a t.
      The one last thing that I did that kept me and still keeps me on track is my ASSet shot - a picture of my backside from my shoulders to the middle of my legs in an bikini bottom or panties - when you have lost weight take another one. I have shared my before and after shot with a ton of people and no way I will ever go back to gaining.

      You have done the first step, we are all here to cheer you on happy


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      Brimstone1968 wrote Nov 5, 2009
    • Thanks so much ladies.  I have already changed my lifestyle of eating.  I got the ok from my PT so I can now ride the bike for 15 minutes.  That is all the exercise I can do for now until I am instructed otherwise because of the back problem that I am experiencing.  I will be checking out the various websites mentioned and connecting with others.  I think the accountability will help also.  Have a great balance of the day.




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      Coralee Flug wrote Nov 6, 2009
    • Brimstone see if they will give you permission to get in the pool. I know the water helps with the stress on your back. My MIL walks in the pool and loves it.




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      Trudy S wrote Jan 14, 2010
    • I’d have to agree with Coralee - pooping out everything you eat before you can get any nutrition is not only simply a quick fix but can’t be very good for you.

      Please give us an update on how you are feeling!  Make sure you stay aware of what your body trys to tell you!!




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      Brimstone1968 wrote Jan 14, 2010
    • Update.  I have since lost 7 pounds but it has not come from using the Ali alone.  I exercise 3 times per week, try and get in 4 times sometimes.  I cook all of my meals, watch portion sizes and trying to keep away from the sweets.  The sweets is the hardest but I did reach out for help and got some great ideas and are trying them.  Thanks so much ladies for the encouragement and the help, love you guys.




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      Jess55 wrote Feb 2, 2010
    • I have been bummed out about not being able to lose the bit of extra weight that has been creeping on over the last 2 years.  It used to be that my more active summers would allow me to slim down, gaining only about 5 to 10 pounds in the winter months and quickly losing it once spring hit and I got outside to bike, swim, run around with my kids, etc... but now it seems the level of activity doesn’t do much to take it off.  I have always been a healthy eater - limiting fats to the healthy ones and going light on sweets.  Now it just seems like I keep gaining.  I am 20 pounds overweight and only one pair of jeans fits well.  I really want to try Alli or something to get me back on track before things go too far up!  So, I am interested in how things are going for you, Brimstone.  Are you pretty pleased with the Alli?




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      Brimstone1968 wrote Feb 2, 2010
    • For  me using the Ali worked but it has to be incorporated with exercise.  When I say it works I mean it is a fat blocker so if you consumed some stuff that was high in fat thats where the fatty poo comes from instead of it settling in on you you poo out that fat.  I to have cut back a lot on portion sizes and that has helped a whole lot.  If there is a Dollar Store near you or a Dollar General you can go in and get a sex of bowls, (I think they come in sets of three or four) and they are about 1/2 cups, that way I use them to measure my portion sizes.  A pot spoon sometimes does not make the measurement for me.  I have to tell you Ali alone will not help you loose the weight but keep eating healthy and exercise at least 30 minutes per day or every other day and you will be surprised.  Remember Ali is a fat blocker and so when that fat gets block there is a fighting chance of not gaining which forces you to eat healthier and you donot want the poo so it has its benefits for me.




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      Brimstone1968 wrote Feb 2, 2010
    • Sorry, I meant set of bowls. Lol.




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      Anonymous wrote Mar 11, 2010
    • I had to make changes I could permanently incorporate in my life that would also fit into my family’s so I joined Weight Watchers.  I don’t go to meetings regularly any more due to the distance and winter driving BUT I have lost 80 pounds in 15 months.  I heard ALLI is a great start but you have to know how to make those food changes too.  I’d recommend WW to anyone.




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      Isachrissy wrote Mar 13, 2010
    • I don’t understand how ALLI can really help you lose weight! I understand what it does and I can see some weight loss but only short term. I am not sure how this can TEACH lifestyle changes ? What bothers me is that it is FDA approved!!!
      Sorry—thumbs down for me




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